To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to strengthen resilience against flooding.
12 March 2015
Defra launched a £4million Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Scheme in 2013 to understand local resilience better and to contribute to our policy making. The scheme will close in March 2015 and - following an evaluation – we intend to share the lessons learnt with local authorities and community organisations.
The Environment Agency’s local teams work on a daily basis with at-risk communities across the country to build resilience.